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Drake Returning To Memphis; Squashes Hip Hop Rumors That He’s Married

Photo - Rapper Drake April Issue of GQ Magazine

Cash Money/Young Money rapper, Drake, who appears in the April issue of GQ Magazine, is set to return to half of his roots in Memphis, TN.

The rapper will be heating up the stage at the FedExForum come June 5th for his international tour "Club Paradise" in support of his platinum certified album "Take Care" which was released November 15, 2011. In addition to heating up the stage, Drake will be joined on his "Club Paradise Tour" by artists J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, 2 Chainz and Meek Mills.

The Club Paradise Tour, which will make stops in France, Germany, Sweden, United Kindom and more, kicked off in Dublin Ireland on last Tuesday and will be wrapping up at the Wireless Festival London in London, UK on July 7th.

Drake has occasionally spoken about his connection to Memphis which comes from him spending his Summer days as a youth with his father, Dennis Graham, a Memphis musician, as reported on MemphisRap.com. During the school year, Drake, an actor known from the teen drama television series "Degrassi: The Next Generation," spent his days in Canada with his mother Sandi Graham.

In other Drake news, the rapper announced in an interview that he is currently working on his third studio album as well as he squashed the rumors that he had gotten married to a model he met on Twitter as hip hop rumors speculated last week, as reported here. Drake says he wears the ring, speculated to be a wedding ring, because it's the greatest gifts he's ever recieved in his whole life. The ring was given to him by Rita Ora, a singer whom Drake calls a "dear friend" that he penned a song titled ‘R.I.P.’ (featuring Tinie Tempah), which was a song Drake had originally wrote for Rihanna but she didn't take it.

Meanwhile, here are the dates and cities of Drake's "Club Paradise" tour concerts:

Thursday, April 5, 2012     Paris     France     Palais Omnisport de Bercy
Saturday, April 7, 2012     Brussels     Belgium     Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
Sunday, April 8, 2012     Amsterdam     Holland     Heineken Music Hall
Tuesday, April 10, 2012     Frankfurt     Germany     Jahrhunderthalle
Thursday, April 12, 2012     Berlin     Germany     Max Schmeling Halle
Friday, April 13, 2012     Copenhagen     Denmark     Valby Hallen
Sunday, April 15, 2012     Stockholm     Sweden     Ericsson Globe
Monday, April 16, 2012     Oslo     Norway     Oslo Spektrum
Thursday, April 19, 2012     Birmingham     UK     Birmingham LG Arena
Friday, April 20, 2012     Birmingham     UK     Birmingham LG Arena
Sunday, April 22, 2012     Liverpool     UK     Liverpool Echo Arena
Monday, April 23, 2012     Newcastle     UK     Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Wednesday, April 25, 2012     Nottingham     UK     Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Monday, May 7, 2012     Concord, CA     USA     Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Tuesday, May 8, 2012     Irvine, CA     USA     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday, May 10, 2012     Phoenix, AZ     USA     Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Friday, May 11, 2012     Las Vegas, NV     USA     MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, May 13, 2012     Denver, CO     USA     Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Monday, May 14, 2012     Albuquerque, NM     USA     Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
Wednesday, May 16, 2012     Dallas, TX     USA     Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thursday, May 17, 2012     Houston, TX     USA     Toyota Center
Saturday, May 19, 2012     Charlotte, NC     USA     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Sunday, May 20, 2012     Atlanta, GA     USA     Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Tuesday, May 22, 2012     Raleigh, NC     USA     Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Wednesday, May 23, 2012     Virginia Beach, VA     USA     Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Friday, May 25, 2012     Washington, DC     USA     Verizon Center
Saturday, May 26, 2012     Pittsburgh, PA     USA     First Niagara Pavilion
Monday, May 28, 2012     Cleveland, OH     USA     Blossom Music Center
Wednesday, May 30, 2012     Detroit, MI     USA     DTE Energy Music Theatre
Friday, June 1, 2012     Indianapolis, IN     USA     Klipsch Music Center
Saturday, June 2, 2012     Chicago, IL     USA     First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tuesday, June 5, 2012     Memphis, TN     USA     FedExForum
Wednesday, June 6, 2012     Cincinnati, OH     USA     Riverbend Music Center
Friday, June 8, 2012     Darien Lake, NY     USA     Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Saturday, June 9, 2012     Philadelphia, PA     USA     Susquehanna Bank Center
Monday, June 11, 2012     Hartford, CT     USA     Comcast Theatre
Tuesday, June 12, 2012     Holmdel, NJ     USA     PNC Bank Arts Center
Thursday, June 14, 2012     Saratoga Springs, NY     USA     Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saturday, June 16, 2012     New York, NY     USA     Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, June 17, 2012     Boston, MA     USA     Comcast Center
Thursday, July 6, 2012     Frauenfeld     Switzerland     Openair Frauenfeld
Thursday, July 7, 2012     London     UK     Wireless Festival London

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